Hydel could lose points

October 29, 2015
George Forbes

Hydel High school could lose the points gained from their Group I second round ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup win on Tuesday after it was revealed that they used an ineligible player.

Howard Morris, saw red in the Super Cup game against Clarendon College last Saturday but was in the line up for the Ferry-based school's opening Group I game against Denham Town High. ISSA's competitions director, George Forbes, says they have written to the school on the matter, asking for an explanation after a protest from Denham Town.

According to Forbes, the Super Cup is an ISSA competition, governed by the same rules as all senior local schoolboy football competitions.

"We got a protest from Denham Town that Hydel used an ineligible. The player in question (Howard Morris) got a red card in the Super Cup game, which means he should have missed a game in the Manning Cup.

"The Super Cup is a continuation of Manning and daCosta Cup and the Super Cup rules actually states that all the rules in Manning and Dacosta Cup shall apply," he explained.

He also noted that the Super Cup rule book clearly explains how bookings are handled.

ISSA has written to Hydel seeking an explanation and following a response there will be a hearing and then a ruling, which will likely be deduction of points.

When contacted Hydel's coach Geoffrey Maxwell said he hadn't seen the letter (from ISSA), so he was not in a position to comment.

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